5-Hour Energy linked to 13 deaths
The Food and Drug Administration has recently received complaints that the popular energy drink 5-Hour Energy has led to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations in the United States in the last four years. As a result, federal investigators are now looking into the validity of these claims.
5-Hour Energy is sold two-ounce packages, and its caffeine levels are equal to two cups of coffee. But after receiving reports that the product may have caused fatalities, government officials are investigating whether Living Essentials, 5-Hour Energy’s manufacturer, adequately warned consumers of all potential side effects.
In an interview with ABC News, Patrick Nord, the Director of Section Toxicology at the University of Southern California, said that individuals who drink multiple bottles of 5-Hour Energy ...